There are many uses for Shea Butter but before you use it it is important to know how to buy it.
Finding the right Shea Butter
Tip 1: Buy Shea that has been tested and has a Grade (A-F).
Grades are good for determining the length of time since the Shea was made and the conditions of which the Shea Butter was preserved.
** Grade F is bad and not good for consumption and/or use for the consumer.
Tip 2: Color range of Shea Butter is Ivory to Light Yellow. Golden Yellow is common in Ghana because of an additive that is used in the roots of some trees.
Tip 3: Companies that use high grade products state it clearly
Tip 4: White or Clear Shea Butter is mixed with gasoline like chemical that removes all the bad things in Shea and most of the good things. Neutralized with a lye like material, then bleached for the refined finish.
Tip 5: Most Shea butter is graded by results of lab tests and length of time on the shelf.
*** Everything that looks good is not good for you***